[There are songs of joy that I loved to sing]

[There are songs of joy that I loved to sing]

Composer: John Robson Sweney
Published in 23 hymnals


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Composer: John Robson Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [There are songs of joy that I loved to sing]
Composer: John Robson Sweney
Incipit: 34545 11712 11766
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4533
Text: The New Song (Best)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4533

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